Monday, December 7, 2009

Years End Favorites

I suppose there is a slight chance I will read something else this year that will just blow my mind, but with all my Mock Printz re-reading somehow I doubt I'll get around to picking up anything else at all. So, here are my favorites!

Picture Books
Alsena, Linas – Hello, My Name is Bob
Fucile, Tony – Let’s Do Nothing!
McCarty, Peter – Jeremy Draws a Monster
Smith, Danna – Two at the Zoo
Thomas, Jan - Can You Make a Scary Face

Middle Grade
Philbrick, Rodman - The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Stead, Rebecca - When You Reach Me

Teen Fiction
Anderson, Laurie Halse - Wintergirls
Burg, Ann E. – All the Broken Pieces
Chima, Cinda Williams – The Demon King
Collins, Suzanne – Catching Fire
Duey, Katherine – Sacred Scars
Larbalestier, Justine – Liar
Ness, Patrick – The Ask and the Answer
Taylor, Laini – Lips Touch Three Times
Tan, Shaun - Tales From Outer Suburbia

Adult Fiction (Not Necessarily Published in 2009)
Berry, Jedediah – The Manual of Detection
Larson, Steig – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rosoff, Meg – The Bride’s Farewell
Toews, Miriam – The Flying Troutmans
Wolff, Mishna – I’m Down: A Memoir

Stay tuned for some favorite covers.


joanna said...

Great list! I'm not ready to post mine just yet since I still have to finish a few more for the Mock Printz. I can't believe that we are at the year's end already!

Patti said...

What is funny to me is how my list is so incredibly dominated by fantasy and science fiction.

joanna said...

and I love that your picture book list is boy books. :)

Patti said...

How funny! I actually didn't notice that. I really tend to dislike "sweet" books and find them syrupy and vomit inducing.

Eric said...

Catching Fire is an AWESOME book


Kelly said...

There are so many on your teen list that I haven't read! Off to see if my library has them... :)

Patti said...

Kelly are you in Austin? They are all at the Austin Public Library.